Understanding Pride and Peace will take us to Preventing Youth Violence in Louisville.

The following Calls to Action are broken down based on population groups:

West Louisville Youth

Which are young people between the ages of 10 and 24 who live, work, play, or worship in West Louisville, Kentucky. If you are between the ages of 10 and 24 and live outside of West Louisville, Kentucky, you can use these Calls to Action in your community as well.

Individuals with Relationships to West Louisville Youth

Are those who live, work, play, or worship with young people between the ages of 10 and 24 in West Louisville, Kentucky. If you have relationships with youth outside of West Louisville, you can also use these calls to action to improve your community as well.

Community at Large

Individuals who do not live within the nine traditional West Louisville neighborhoods, but who want to advocate for equity within the city. If you live outside of Louisville, but want to make change in your community, please use these Calls to Action to advocate for equity in your community as well.

Institutions of Power

Are systems that operate at the local, state, and federal level that make decisions that impact the health and well-being of the population. These institutions shape the way in which we live, play, work, and worship. Institutions of Power can use these Calls to Action to advance equitable policies and practices that can reduce structural and youth violence.

Aspiring Allies

Are individuals who understand the impact structural violence has on marginalized populations and want to use their voice and privilege to advocate for equity and justice.

Community Organization

Are those who impact the community by providing services or programs. Community organizations can work to provide equitable spaces for youth voices to be heard and amplified. Organizations can also advocate alongside the community to promote equity and justice in the community.

West Louisville Youth:

Connect to YVPRC and become an advocate for the message by joining our mailing list. Resource: pridepeaceprevention.org/contact/

If you are over the age of 18, VOTE in local, state, federal, and presidential elections

Register to vote: elect.ky.gov/registertovote/pages/default.aspx

Calendar of voting: elect.ky.gov/calendar/pages/default.aspx

Polling locations:jeffersoncountyclerk.org/wheredoivote/

Join a local community program that peaks your interest, whether it be in the Arts, STEM, or a place for youth to gather and meet new people.
Resources: https://pridepeaceprevention.org/partners/

Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness (LMPHW):

Louisville Metro Office of Safe and Healthy Neighborhoods (OSHN):

Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD):

Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS): jefferson.kyschools.us/

IDEAS xlab:ideasxlab.com/#blueprint

Renaissance Creative Group: renaissancecreativegroup.com/dev/category/news/

KentuckyOne Health: kentuckyonehealth.org/

Interdenominational Ministerial Coalition: neighborhoodlink.com/IMC_-_Interdenominational_Ministerial_Coalition

KentuckianaWorks Youth Career Center: wearekycc.org/resources/

Kentucky YMCA Youth Services: kyymca.org/

Louisville Central Community Centers: lcccnews.org/

Louisville Urban League: lul.org/

Louisville Metro Juvenile Detention Services: louisvilleky.gov/government/youth-detention-services

Muhammad Ali Center: alicenter.org/

Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice: louisville.edu/aliinstitute

PEACE Education Program: peaceeducationprogram.org/

Restorative Justice: restorativejustice.org/#sthash.H4aDPkQE.h0LRtMZI.dpbs

Center for Women & Families: thecenteronline.org/

YMCA of Greater Louisville: ymcalouisville.org/

Green Dot: facebook.com/greendotkentuckiana/

Get involved:



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Notes: Links to YVPRC social media handles

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Family of West Louisville Youth

Connect to YVPRC and become an advocate for the message Resource: pridepeaceprevention.org/contact/

Engage in conversations with your family about history and systems as you learn more about their impact on your daily life.

Resource: http://www.pbs.org/black-culture/explore/my-black-history/#.Wd0EwltSy71


VOTE in local, state and presidential elections

Register to vote: elect.ky.gov/registertovote/pages/default.aspx

Calendar of voting: elect.ky.gov/calendar/pages/default.aspx

Polling locations: jeffersoncountyclerk.org/wheredoivote/

Know your political representatives
Resources: elections.mytimetovote.com/elected_officials/kentucky.html

Join/Support a political organization that advocates for families

Louisville Urban League: lul.org/

Color of Change: colorofchange.org/

Race Forward: raceforward.org/

NAACP: http://www.naacp.org/

Futures without Violence: https://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/

National Partnership for Women & Children:nationalpartnership.org/?referrer=http://www.startguide.org/orgs/orgs06.html

The Anne E. Casey Foundation: aecf.org/

Children’s Defense Fund: childrensdefense.org/?referrer=http://www.startguide.org/orgs/orgs06.html

National Head Start Association: nhsa.org/

People’s Action: peoplesaction.org/

Center for Community Change: communitychange.org/

Rainbow Push: rainbowpush.org

The National Council of Negro Women: ncnw.org

YMCA of Greater Louisville: ymcalouisville.org

Center for Women & Families: thecenteronline.org

Community at Large

Be aware of issues that are affecting those in disenfranchised communities
Resource: wfpl.org/a-look-at-a-decades-old-segregation-problem-in-louisville/

Check your privilege
Resource: blog.shrub.com/check-my-what/

Resource: wfpl.org/a-look-at-a-decades-old-segregation-problem-in-louisville


Speak/Advocate to your local officials to address issues affecting those in disenfranchised areas
Resource: houselogic.com/home-thoughts/how-start-winning-petition

Volunteer with a youth serving organization
Resource: ymcalouisville.org/

Know your history and engage in discussion
youtube.com/watch?v=kbwsF-A2sTg (Civil Rights)
youtube.com/watch?v=qKK5KVI9_Q8 (Equal Protection)
youtube.com/watch?v=P-yviKu8Odo (Discrimination)
youtube.com/watch?v=gJgQR6xiZGs (Affirmative Action)
youtube.com/watch?v=48EZKXweGDo (Election Basics)
youtube.com/watch?v=mlxLX8Fto_A (Social Policy)

Learn/Engage in conversations with your family about history and systems as you learn it
Resource: pbs.org/black-culture/explore/my-black-history/#.Wd0EwltSy71

Connect to YVPRC and become an advocate for the message
Resource: pridepeaceprevention.org